Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Donation Thread

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  1. Mad Scientist
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    If you would like to donate to relief efforts in Japan here's a link to the Red Cross page dedicated to relief efforts there.

    American Red Cross Responding to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami

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    I have two sons and an ex-wife who live there and it took my wife and I about a day and a half to contact them but thankfully they're safe. My wife also has relatives in Tokyo and Okinawa but we were able to eventually make contact them as well.

    My wife reminded me that we also have friends in Sendai (Epicenter of the quake). He was attending a University near Harrisburg in PA and after he graduated he and wife moved back to Japan and bought a house in Sendai about a year ago. We haven't heard from them yet. We're praying for the best but expecting the worst. :frown:
     
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    " In the first 24 hours, the Japanese Red Cross dispatched 62 response teams. These medical relief teams – made up of about 400 doctors, nurses and support staff – are already providing assistance in affected areas through mobile medical clinics, as well as assessing the damage and needs of the communities affected.

    More than 300,000 people who were evacuated before the tsunami struck have been housed in temporary centers set up in schools and public buildings where the Red Cross has distributed upwards of 30,000 blankets so far.

    The damage caused to the Fukushima nuclear power plant has resulted in serious concerns. The Japanese Red Cross Society remains prepared to support those evacuated from the exclusion zone, and continues to closely monitor the situation.

    “The Japanese Red Cross has diligently trained over the past decade, and are able to put their training into practice by assisting the affected people,” said Tadateru Konoé, president of the Japanese Red Cross Society.

    Investments in early-warning systems and disaster preparedness and other training programs, including those from the American Red Cross following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, paid off in the Pacific Basin yesterday. Red Cross societies in Tuvalu, Cook Islands, Palau and Fiji, for example, undoubtedly saved lives by alerting and evacuating residents when the tsunami warnings sounded. "


    To respond to the needs of those concerned about relatives in the affected regions International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is encouraging those living overseas to make use of its restoring family links web page: Welcome to the Family Links website of the International Committee of the Red Cross.


    Those who want to help can go to American Red Cross and donate to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.
     
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    Definitely worth doing.
     
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    Online media pitchin' in for Japan disaster relief...
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    Online media line up to take donations for disaster relief
    Tue, Mar 15, 2011 - Technology giants Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter are all offering digital ways to donate to Japan’s recovery efforts following the massive earthquake and devastating tsunami.
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    AOL Community Gives Nearly $150K for Japan Disaster Relief
    Mar 14, 2011 – When Japan was hit by the earthquake and tsunami Friday, AOL immediately posted a "Tsunami Relief: How You Can Help" link on the top of its home page and also started rotating advertisements for five nonprofits dedicated to the relief efforts, including the American Red Cross.
     
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    Japan is not Haiti...
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    Earthquake aid totals $23 million - far less than Haiti
    March 14, 2011 -- Individuals, companies and charities have been quick to rally in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that rocked Japan on Friday, but donations have been slow to come.

     
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    Any word on your friends yet? I am so sorry. God bless the Japanese people.
     
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    I am still surprised the shift of Japan is not also addressed. Did you know that the 9.0 magnitude earth of Japan months ago also moved the Pacific Tectonic plate under the American plate and shifted Japan closer to the US?

    I believe this shift obviously means vulnerability and instability for Japan. While I do not know yet what ought to be done, we have to do something to assist Japan and the Japanese. I am sure that Japan will now be experiencing more frequent disturbances with heightened effects.
     
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    Sorry, I just saw your post. My wife had been calling friends and family in Japan since the quake but it took us about a month to finally contact them up in Sendai. They're ok but the bad part is they had just bought a house a few months earlier and it was totally destroyed.
     
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    I am sorry to hear about the japan case. But i observe that most of the earthquakes take place japan chin and china why so what is the reason band this.
     
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    I'm sorry that your google translate is, apparently, unable to translate gibberish. :lol:
     

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